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    [George Washington].John Marshall. The Life of George Washington. Philadelphia: C.P. Wayne, 1804-1807. First edition. Five octavo volumes (8.25 x 5 inches; 211 x 128 mm.). Frontispiece portrait of Washington with tissue guard at volume one. Contemporary mottled calf with spine in six panels, labels in red and black morocco, titles and decoration in gilt; marbled endpapers. Edges worn; joints starting, some showing evidence of repairs; spines cracked; tissue guard torn with loss to lower corner; rear blank torn with approximately one inch loss; mild spots of foxing throughout. Very good. [with]: Atlas to Marshall's Life of Washington. Philadelphia: J. Crissy, [n.d.]. Octavo. Ten hand-colored two-page maps. Half cloth over paper-covered boards with red paper label at front board. Binding heavily toned and worn. Foxing throughout. In custom slipcase.

    First edition of this influential biography of George Washington by long-serving Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall.


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